The city of Miami Beach on Wednesday will be asked to spend $698,000 on preliminary steps toward building a bridge to enable West Avenue to cross the Collins Canal from 17th Street to Dade Boulevard.
The bridge would ease traffic congestion on Alton Road and 17th Street according to a city study, and enable easy passage from the area around Epicure to the restaurants and stores near Sunset Harbour.
It would “improve transit, bicycle and pedestrian mobility and safety.”
The money would pay for a professional services agreement and environmental study. The actual bridge would cost more — although there is federal funding available for at least part of the cost.
Hopefully for Belle Isle and Venetian Causeway residents, the construction on the causeway bridges and the streetscape project will be done by then.